Wimbledon cleaning crews say they had insufficient breaks and were not paid enough to buy food while working 15-hour shifts at the tennis tournament. One staff member says some cleaners waited for chefs to throw food away to pick discards from the trash.
When networking, it's better to strive to appear "interested" than "interesting," Ivan Misner writes. Demonstrate interest through smiles and comments, avoid "power poses" and give people an arm's length of personal space.
Mike Picarella was only one victim of Eileen Hedges, a Wall Street executive who nurtured a toxic culture of bullying and sexual harassment that went unchecked for years, David Dayen writes. Dayen details Picarella's experience of reporting Hedges to HR, hiring a lawyer and enduring unexpected fallout that overlapped with federal accusations of money laundering, internal investigations and a shocking trial verdict.
Making friends in the workplace can be challenging for an introvert, so you should start by observing and making small talk, find an office group that interests you and join in, introverts recommend. "Many offices offer clubs or after-work activities. Choose ones that are interesting to you and dive in by asking about others' days, jobs, and personal lives," says Nicolas Straut of Fundera.
Researchers are concerned workplace automation in factories throughout Southeast Asia will increase human trafficking and labor abuses, according to a report from supply chain analyst Verisk Maplecroft. As robots replace low-skilled workers, these individuals likely will have to take jobs that pay less and put them at risk of exploitation, Annie Kelly writes.
The House Ways and Means Committee approved a bill that would postpone a tax on high-cost employer-sponsored health plans until 2022 and suspend employer-mandate penalties incurred from 2015 through 2019. The panel also advanced legislation that would permit anyone to buy a catastrophic plan and allow consumers to use the Affordable Care Act's tax credits for plans bought outside of ACA exchanges.
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